Re: Stacking of Sugar washes
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Hubble <zymurgybob@...>
> Hi Dan,
> How did McHarry's processes work out for you? What did you make?
> If you had good results, we could recommend this to the allgrain
> whisk(e)y crowd.
> What say you?
> Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
> To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
> From: stillyaakman@...
> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:24:13 +0000
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: Stacking of Sugar washes
McHarry's process worked very well. He was not a fan of pure corn
mashes,prefering to have a larger perportion of rye. Pure corn was
only recomended if that was all that was available due to
weather/road conditions causing shipping problems etc. However, he
gives recipes for potato, fruit,'pumpions'and turnips. Claims potato
spirit can be made that rivals 'fine French brandy.
I'm fortunate to have a pump that is capable to handle boiling water
so it lessens the heavy lifting I need to do. I have a 30gal. water
heater set up as a boiler not plumbed into the house and by-passed
thermostats. The 5k element will heat up a full tank in a reasonable
I've been using a 25 gal. fermenter, bakers yeast,I try to get a 25
brix aprox. Ferment on the grain and distil on the grain also. Slow
flame and so far I've not scorched anything bad enough to cause a
I also have experimented with a rotational mash keeping back about 5
gal. of the beer and starting the next batch with that. It worked
quite well but got very sour by the third batch. It was about as
inexpensive a product as you could imagine. 3# of bakers yeast was
less than $4 The corn was about$10/50# bag sugar is $10-13 for 25#.
For about $25 I made 5.5 gal. 40% that had a great taste good grain
Hoping to start some rye experimentation soon. Wild Turkey Rye is my